‘Dynamic’ hard shoulder running on smart motorways is to be brought to an end after analysis found it caused confusion and increased the risk of accidents. In addition, the deployment of radar-based ‘stopped vehicle detection’ will be ramped up across the entire smart motorway network, after government research showed the risk of collisions between moving and stationary vehicles had increased. Near misses on smart motorways have risen twenty-fold in the past five years to 1,485, compared to 72 near misses […]
Reason Transport case highlights urgent need for pallet weight guidelines, says Rase Distribution chairman
Pallet network hauliers need to urgently campaign for pallet weight guidance to protect their staff from harm and themselves from prosecution, Rase Distribution chairman Geoff Hill warned this week.
London’s 109-mile Olympic Route Network (ORN) will commence operation on 25 July, two days ahead of the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. The ORN will ensure athletes, officials and dignitaries make it to events on time, and features 30 miles of exclusive Games Lanes to facilitate this. London transport commissioner Peter Hendy, who believes the Olympics are a huge opportunity for road transport, says: “The ORN, which is part of the host city contract for the Games, will be […]
Parcels and secure delivery firm DX Network Services has been fined £200,000 after “systemic” safety failures led to a worker losing a leg after being hit by a forklift truck.